How to Break Writer’s Block… with

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This online course deals with the common problem among would-be writers: feeling blocked or unable to write. This block could be due to lack of time in a busy life, or it could be psychological resistance, often driven by fear.

Andrew Blackman

Andrew Blackman is a former Wall Street Journal staff writer, now concentrating on fiction. His latest novel A VIRTUAL LOVE (Legend, 2013) explores themes of love and identity in the digital age. His debut novel ON THE HOLLOWAY ROAD (Legend, 2009) won the Luke Bitmead Writer’s Bursary and was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize.

About the course

Course Fee

UK: £180.00
USA/Rest of the World: $224.00
Euros: €198.00

Course Dates

Sat. 21st November - 12th December

Course Length

4 Weeks

Weekly Study

1 Hour - 3pm GMT


Caroline England

Caroline England


My short story Survivor was published in Litro issue 100 which led to me getting a publishing deal with Harper Collins for my first novel Beneath the Skin.

Course summary

This course will address both types of block (lack of time and psychological resistance) and offer practical solutions for overcoming them and developing a regular writing routine. We’ll look at:

  • How writers can organise their lives to make space and time for their writing
  • Techniques they can use to help them build the writing habit and avoid procrastination
  • Common psychological blocks that prevent people from writing and how to overcome them
  • Concrete approaches to structuring a large writing project and breaking it down into manageable steps

How you will learn

Our team of editors, novelists and scriptwriters will provide a helping hand – making you a more confident writer.

Thanks to our status as a platform for discovering the best literary talent – having helped kick-start the careers of several literary writers to acclaim, such as Nikesh Shukla, Naomi Alderman, Peng Shepherd, Clare Wigfall, Stuart Evers, Inua Ellams and others on the Man Booker Prize longlists – we have far-reaching external networks that create opportunities for your work to get in front of editors, agents and publishers. You will learn through:

  • Generating and pitching ideas
  • Submissions best practices and feedback
  • Live readings & performances
  • Writing and sharing your work online
  • Specialist workshops
  • Live salons